Jackson, NJ: Clergy & Faithful remember Victims of Lienz Massacre - 06/13/21
On June 6, the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, of the Blind Man, the faithful gathered at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery in Jackson, NJ for a panihida at St. John the Baptist Chapel to commemorate the victims of Lienz. The service was officiated by Archpriest Boris Slootsky, co-served by Priest Anthony Williams and Protodeacon Paul Drozdowski (all clerics of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ).
Jordanville, NY: 73rd Commencement Ceremony at Holy Trinity Seminary - 06/07/21
When Pascha comes at a later date, the graduation celebrations at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY are made all the more festive with the singing of "Christ is Risen…" So it was this year; the 73rd commencement on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of June was solemnly celebrated together with Paschal hymns of joy.
New York City: On Sunday of the Blind Man, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/07/21
On June 6, the Sunday of the Blind Man, the last of the Paschal period, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City
Chestnut Ridge, NY: Diocesan Hierarchs participate in 75th Anniversary celebrations of American-Russian Aid Association "Otrada" - 06/06/21
On Friday evening, June 4, the American-Russian Aid Association Otrada held a reception in honor of its 75th anniversary. Attending the reception were the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York,
Seattle, WA: On Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Diocesan Cathedral - 06/02/21
On May 29-30, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, with the blessing of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco & Western America, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Diocesan Cathedral in Seattle, WA.
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in "Inexhaustible Chalice" Church - 05/31/21
On Saturday, May 22, the feast of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch & Wonderworker Nicholas from Myra in Lycia to Bari, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the stavropegial metochion Church of the Mother of God "The Inexhaustible Chalice"
Jackson, NJ: Matushka Claudia Burbelo reposed in the Lord - 05/30/21
On Thursday, May 27, Matushka Claudia Burbelo, widow of Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo (+2017) reposed peacefully in the Lord. She was 87 years old.
Howell, NJ: Third Anniversary of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov’s Repose commemorated in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/29/21
On Tuesday, May 25, hierarchs, clergy, and faithful gathered in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ to commemorate the third anniversary of the repose of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov
Wayne, WV: Metropolitan Jonah leads Feast of Port Arthur Icon of the Mother of God in Holy Cross Monastery - 05/29/21
On Thursday, May 27, the feast of the Port Arthur Icon of the Mother God, Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, where he officiated the festal All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy.
St. Petersburg, FL: Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in St. Andrew Cathedral - 05/28/21
On May 23, the Sunday of the Paralytic, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Luke of Syracuse paid an archpastoral visit to St. Andrew Stratelates Cathedral in St. Petersburg, FL.
Metropolitan Hilarion: "The New Martyrs show us how to live under persecution" - 06/09/21
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, discusses the actions of Constantinople, Church schisms, enduring persecution, and ties with Ukraine.
Moscow: Professor of Holy Trinity Seminary takes part in Inter-Conciliar Assembly of Russian Orthodox Church - 06/08/21
From May 26-28, 2021, a regular plenary session of the Inter-Conciliar Assembly of the Russian Orthodox Church took place in the Church Council Hall in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia. The Inter-Conciliar Assembly
"Fr. Cyprian died, and we suddenly got gifts from him!" – An Unusual Story from the Life of the Main Iconographer of the Russian Diaspora - 04/15/21
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Archimandrite Cyprian (Pyzhov). The main iconographer of the Russian Diaspora, he was a spiritual pillar of the Russian Church Abroad. As His Grace, Bishop Luke (Murianka), current abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, tells me, Fr. Cyprian was "second leader" of the community
New York City: First Anniversary of Repose of Scoutmaster-Subdeacon Wladimir Fedoroff - 03/25/21
On Wednesday morning, March 25, 2020, several days after suffering a stroke, Scoutmaster Subdeacon Wladimir Fedoroff, cleric of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY, reposed in the Lord. He was 89 years old.
Archpriest Seraphim Chemodakov: "I Hear Some of the Most Heartfelt Confessions in My Sessions" - 03/15/21
The future Father Seraphim was born in Herkimer, NY when his father, now Archpriest Nikita Chemodakov, studied at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville. Seraphim earned a Diploma in Applied Science (Microbiology) at the University of Western Sydney in Australia in 1998;